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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


Stroll the quaint streets of Cocoa Village and enjoy the arts and crafts and festivals held there . 
COURTESY PHOTO Stroll the quaint streets of Cocoa Village and enjoy the arts and crafts and festivals held there . COURTESY PHOTO Friday, May 11

¦ Family Night Hikes at Brevard Zoo – A paleontologist will guide hikes through the zoo and present the Dinosaurs: Dead or Alive? exhibit in a brand new way. Hikes are available from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dinner is included. $16 Zoo Members, $20 Non-Members or buy two nights - $28 Zoo Members, $36 Non-Members Visit www.brevardzoo.org/education for more information and to register.

¦ Friday Fest Family Street Party – Historic Downtown Melbourne event includes live entertainment for the whole family, food, craft and business vendors, new and classic cars, activities for children, rock climbing wall and more. Admission and parking are free, some activities require a fee. Starts at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Melbourne Main Street and the City of Melbourne. 321-724-1741 orwww.downtownmelbourne.com.


Brevard’s beaches play host to many festival and events throughout the year. 
COURTESY PHOTO Brevard’s beaches play host to many festival and events throughout the year. COURTESY PHOTO Saturday, May 12

¦ Straight No Chaser – Not your typical a cappella group, Straight No Chaser offers a refreshing spin on modern pop. The group’s latest album, “With A Twist,” features their versions of such classics as Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” and fuses together timeless hits such as Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz. King Center For the Performing Arts, 3865 North Wickham Road. 321-242-2219.

¦ The Art Gallery Exhibition: Got Art? – Art Gallery of Viera artists are gearing up for “Got Art?” from 6-9 p.m. Whether you’ve “Got Art” or not you will want to see the latest creations of the almost 30 local professional artists at the gallery. Come meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments and join the fun. Free and open to the public. www.artgalleryofviera.com, 321-504-4343.


The Brevard Zoo has exciting hikes, Saturday night adventurs and more planned this summer. 
COURTESY PHOTO The Brevard Zoo has exciting hikes, Saturday night adventurs and more planned this summer. COURTESY PHOTO ¦ Home and Garden Show – Presented at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 239-466-6300.

Sunday, May 13

¦ Home and Garden Show – Presented at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 239-466-6300.

Monday, May 14

¦ Brevard County Manatees Baseball – The Brevard County Manatees play against the Daytona Cubs (Chicago Cubs) Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 5800 Stadium Parkway Space Coast Stadium. All three games begin at 6:35 p.m. and the latest game and team information can be found on their website at www.manateesbaseball.com or 321-633-9200.

Wednesday, May 16

¦ Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix – Aka Thunder on the Beach features speedboat races, food, entertainment and more along Cocoa Beach through Sunday, May 20. 321-863- 5228.

Ongoing Events

First Friday Art Walk – First Friday Art Walk is a free event on the first Friday of each month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. All art studios and galleries in the Eau Gallie Arts District will remain open for a free gallery-walk featuring exhibit openings, demonstrations, refreshments, and music. 321-752-0463. www.eaugalliearts.com.

Eau Gallie Farmer’s Market – The Old Eau Gallie Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the corner of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Highland Avenue next to the Brevard Museum of Art. The Farmer’s Market Features: fresh produce, honey, jellies and jams, arts and crafts, soaps and bodycare, coffee and tea, baked goods, flowers and plants, etc. Live music is presented from 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by: Eau Gallie Merchants Association. It’s also open from 4 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the corner of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Highland Avenue next to the Brevard Museum of Art. The Farmer’s Market Features: fresh produce, honey, jellies and jams, arts and crafts, soaps and bodycare, coffee and tea, baked goods, flowers and plants, etc. manager@eaugalliefarmersmarket.com or 321-254-3261.

¦ Summer Saturday Nights – From 5 to 9 p.m. Brevard Zoo will kick off its annual Summer Saturday Nights running every Saturday night through July 28. To beat the summertime heat, Brevard Zoo will extend hours of operation to 9 p.m. all nine Saturdays in June and July. Admission is just $5 per person and last admission is 8 p.m. Zoo members get in free. Each night the zoo provides musical entertainment from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and a special animal encounter at 7 p.m. 321-254-9453 or visit www.brevardzoo.org.

¦ Brevard County Farmers Market – Every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Wickham Park Pavilion (next to BCC parking lot). 321-633-1702 x238 or e-mail mgr@brevardcountyfarmersmarket.com. Or www.downtownmelbourne.com.

¦ Friday Fest Family Street Party – Historic Downtown Melbourne event on Fridays includes live entertainment for the whole family, food, craft and business vendors, new and classic cars, activities for children, rock climbing wall and more. Admission and parking are free, some activities require a fee. Starts at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Melbourne Main Street and the City of Melbourne. 321-724-1741 orwww.downtownmelbourne.com.

Upcoming Events

¦ Children’s Night Hikes at Brevard Zoo – Kids will be transported back 65 million years ago on Saturday, May 19 and explore the world of dinosaurs, have pizza for dinner, have a special animal encounter, and more. Available for ages 5 to 12. Cost is $24 Zoo Members, $27 Non-Members. From 5 to 9 p.m. Visit www.brevardzoo.org/education for more information and to register.

¦ Big Brothers and Big Sisters “Men Cooking From the Heart” – Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19 for the Annual Men Cooking from the Heart event. Enjoy culinary delights served by 100 of the area’s most charitable men as well as live entertainment by Vintage, a silent auction, raffles, and local celebrity host Lisa Moldovan. Tickets are available online at bbbscfl.org or by calling 407- 478-2996. Melbourne Auditorium 625 Hibiscus Blvd.

¦ Summer Craft Fair – Arts and crafts event in Cocoa Village on Saturday, May 19; and Sunday, May 20. 321-631-9075.

¦ Galmont Ballet presents “Gala of the Future” – Features the spectacular presentation of Galmont Ballet dancers under the direction of Frank Galvez and Lucia Montero on Sunday, May 20. More than 40 talented dancers will be on stage showcasing the innovative future of Ballet. King Center For the Performing Arts, 3865 North Wickham Road. www.galmontballet.com or 321-242-2219.

¦ Melbourne Municipal Band Swingtime Dance – From 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 25. 724-0555. Melbourne Auditorium 625 Hibiscus Blvd.

¦ Family Night Hikes at Brevard Zoo – A paleontologist will guide hikes through the zoo and present the Dinosaurs: Dead or Alive? exhibit in a brand new way. Hikes are available from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 25. Dinner is included. $16 Zoo Members, $20 Non-Members or buy two nights - $28 Zoo Members, $36 Non-Members Visit www.brevardzoo.org/education for more information and to register.

¦ Caribbean Jamboree – Features food, music, entertainment and kids activities at Palm Bay Regional Park on . Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27. 321-728-2338.

¦ Beachfest – Memorial Day weekend event Saturday - Monday, May 26-28. Features muscle contests, entertainment, kids activities and more at Cocoa Beach Pier. 321-783-7549.

¦ Brevard Zoo Ice Cream Social – Come out and enjoy all-youcan eat ice cream samples during the Brevard Zoo’s second annual Ice Cream Social fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27, in the Nyami Nyami River Lodge. Tickets are just $5 after Zoo admission and include games, crafts, music, animal encounters, and of course, ice cream from your favorite local vendors. www.brevardzoo.org.

¦ Space Coast Pride 2012 – Wickham Park Pavilion 3701 N. Wickham Road from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. www.spacecoastpride.org.

¦ Memorial Day Celebration – Event Monday, May 28 features Melbourne Municipal Band, honor guards, color guards and more at Liberty Bell Memorial Museum in Melbourne. 321- 727-1776.

¦ Silver Chest Antique Show and Sale – From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, June 1 -3. 813- 228-0038. Melbourne Auditorium 625 East Hibiscus Blvd.

¦ BBQ and Blues – Event Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 features live music, barbecues, entertainment, kids activities and more in Cocoa Village. 321-631-9075.

¦ Gun and Knife Show – From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10 at Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. 321-777-7455.

¦ Melbourne Municipal Band Swingtime Dance – On Friday, June 22. Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. From 7 to 10 p.m. 321- 724-0555.

¦ Viera’s 18th annual Great American Celebration – The quintessential summer afternoon in Viera is a town-wide get-together on the berm before, during and after the Brevard County Manatees’ game on Wednesday, July 4. Each ticket brings a cookout-style dinner, a souvenir item and one of the biggest fireworks displays in the area. Don’t forget a solid game of Florida State League baseball and lots of red-white-and-blue pride. Gates open at 5 p.m. and game starts at 6:35 p.m. 321-242-1200, x4518.

¦ Fourth of July celebration - “Symphony under the Stars,” at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village. Features a performance by the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, fireworks and more. 321-631- 9075. Eau Gallie Arts District – The district’s Star-Spangled Event is along Highland Avenue in Melbourne. 321- 752-0463.

¦ Melbourne – Independence Day fireworks celebration is at Front Street Park. 321-953-6282.

¦ Melbourne Municipal Band Swingtime Band Picnic Concert – Wednesday, July 18, Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. Starts at 6:30 p.m. 321-724-0555.

¦ Melbourne Municipal Band Swingtime Band Picnic Concert – Thursday, July 19, Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. Starts at 6:30 p.m. 321-724-0555.

¦ Gun and Knife Show – Sunday, July 22, Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 321-777-7455.

¦ Brevard Family Salsa Festival and Miss Puerto Rico Pageant – Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2 features music, dancing and more at Wickham Park Pavilion in Melbourne. 321-863-5165.

¦ Day of Play with Radio Disney and The Avenue Viera – Free event with games, crafts, activities and give-a-ways at The Avenue Viera Saturday, September 8. Join the group with a morning of fun from 10am-Noon in Central Park by the big fountain. Radio Disney spins the hits and keeps the fun and laughter going all morning long. 10 a.m. - noon @ Central Park - The Avenue Viera. Viera.ShopTheAvenue.com or 321-634-5390, x6.

¦ Car Show and Mile-Long Sidewalk Sale – Event features classic cars, arts and crafts, entertainment and more in Cocoa Village. Saturday, September 22. 321-631-9075.

¦ Beach Air Show – Event features air show performers, entertainment and more. Saturday, September 22. Visit cocoabeachairshow.com.

¦ Jazzoo – Event features music, food, animal encounter, entertainment and more at the Brevard Zoo. Saturday, September 22. 321-254-9453.

¦ National Kidney Foundation Pro-Am Surf Festival – Event features surf competitions and more at Cocoa Beach Pier. Saturday, September 22. 800-927-9659.

¦ Space Coast Music Festival – Event features a community music jam, an instrument petting zoo, kids activities, entertainment and more. Saturday, September 29. 321-636-7231.

¦ Boo at the Zoo – October events features trick-or-treating, kids activities and haunted house at Brevard Zoo. 321-254-9453.

¦ Cocoa Village Oktoberfest – Event features food, German beer, music, entertainment and more in Cocoa Village. 321-9075.

¦ Fall Arts and Crafts Fair – Event features arts and crafts in Cocoa Village. Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21. 321-631-9075.

¦ Melbourne Oktoberfest – Event features German beer and cuisine, as well as rides and entertainment at Wickham Park Pavilion. Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21. 321-216- 2070.

¦ Fall Gallery Walk – Event in Cocoa Village. Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4. 321-631-9075.

¦ Puerto Rican Day Parade – Event features music, dancing, entertainment and a parade at Palm Bay City Hall. 321-863-5165.

¦ Space Coast State Fair – The 11-day event features midway rides, carnival games. Food and contests. Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4. spacecoaststatefair.com.

¦ Artworks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival – Event is in the EGAD of Melbourne on Highland Avenue. Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4. 321-242-0737.

¦ Space Coast Art Festival - Event is Thanksgiving weekend in downtown Cocoa Beach. Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4. 321-784-3322.

¦ Moonlight Stroll – Event features a moonlight stroll at Erna Nixon Park in West Melbourne. Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4. 321-952-4525.

¦ Holiday Festival and Craft Fair – Event features arts and crafts and entertainment in Cocoa Village. Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2. 321-631-9075.


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